Become a Franchise
SA Migration Services offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to own their own marketing license of SA Migration Services.
The total number of travellers who visited South Africa through all its ports of entry during April 2011 was up 21.0 percent year-on-year (y/y) to 2.984 million from the 2.466 million recorded in April 2010, according to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) data released.
A month-on-month increase of 14.4 percent was recorded from March 2011.
South African Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk:
Though not immune to the global economic downturn, tourism has so far resisted the financial crisis better than many other sectors, such as construction, real estate and car manufacturing. South Africa recorded 9,5 million arrivals in 2008, an increase of 5,5 percent compared to 2007.
This growth was significantly better than the global average of two percent. Foreign direct spend grew by 23,4 percent from more than R60 billion in 2007, to over R74 billion in 2008. The total revenue generated by tourism in 2008 also showed an excellent growth rate of 23,5 percent.
Tourism has been identified as one of the priorities of government’s Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (AsgiSA).
South Africa is the flavour of the decade and we would like you to join us by representing SAMI in your country.
As the license offered is a marketing opportunity, the reams of paperwork required by an immigrant, will be processed by SA Migration Services. Situated adjacent to the Dept of Home Affairs in Cape Town, the company has built up a good working relationship with the officials and staff of the department. The highly trained staff at the head office will be on hand to assist with any queries.
The SA Migration Services website is one of the main sources of clients. It has proved to be a source of clients not only from within South Africa, but also overseas people searching for guidance in immigrating to South Africa.
In order to attract clients that are visiting South Africa, front page ads are placed in daily newspapers and usually in colour.
Lincensees will be required to spend time working in the offices of SA Migration Services. This hands on experience will give licensees the inside track on the processes required to successfully process applications.
Training will also cover identifying prospective immigrants and sourcing business from ancillary businesses eg travel agents, tour guides and real estate agents. These can dramatically increase turnover.
Steps to be taken to purchase a SAMI license:
Monthly Statistics for Tourism and Migration for South Africa (PDF)
Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has advocated for stricter measures against business owners knowingly employing undocumented foreigners. During a stakeholder engagement and service delivery monitoring session in Gqeberha, Motsoaledi, along with Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane, called for sanctions such as imprisonment or fines for guilty employers. The department had dispatched mobile Home Affairs trucks to assist citizens in obtaining their documents, responding to requests from the provincial government. Motsoaledi suggested implementing by-laws to prevent businesses operated by those who employ undocumented foreigners. He also urged parents to register their children to avoid situations like that of Thabo Bester. V.5202
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